The Archos SDE firmware includes a version of the Angstrom Linux distribution. Angstrom is designed specifically for low-resource and handheld devices, and in some respects is well-suited for the A5. It is contains an X server and X-based utilities, and will run standard X apps (with suitable compilation) However, Archos only intended this Angstrom build as a proof-of-concept, and considerable work still remains to be done to make it useful for day-to-day purposes.

Note: Most of the links contain information for the gen6 devices, however there will also be some info that can be used for the other archos generation.

  • ImprovedAngstromFilesystems
  • ImprovedAngstromUSBFileSharing
  • ImprovedAngstromWifi

Recent Angstrom wiki additions/changes:

Note: This will only track pages that start with Angstrom




  • AngstromTransparentKeyboard (diff)


  • AngstromPIMSync (diff)


  • AngstromTodo (diff)